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Posted in thread: Questions on using oak chips on 02-21-2013 at 01:57 AM
Heres the Brother Adam Mead Making web site:
Posted in thread: Questions on using oak chips on 02-15-2013 at 03:12 AM
So I'm looking at Brother Adams missives on mead in which he casked his honey in oak barrels
used for aging sherry for seven years before he uncorked (unbunged) and served. How, pray tell,
do we repli...
Posted in thread: how do you bottle your mead? on 01-27-2013 at 08:57 PM
I am only doing one gallon batches until I get the process down better. I rack my secondary
into a slightly more than one gallon ice tea container with a spigot. Makes it easy to gently
decant into 12...
Posted in thread: Really Really Traditional Mead on 01-26-2013 at 06:14 PM
Even early beekeepers used the whole hive ( from woven skeps and sacrificed the hive each
year. So in addition to all the goodies mentioned above, there were probably lots of bee parts
mixed in as w...
Posted in thread: S G in a gallon batch on 01-13-2013 at 09:03 PM
FYI, today was Mead Making Day, mates. I started a standard Old Joes, a traditional with Trader
Joes Mesquite and K1-V1116, and a local varietal acacia traditional also with K1-V1116. My baby
Posted in thread: S G in a gallon batch on 01-12-2013 at 11:06 PM
So cheap bastard that I am, I am unwilling to waste the amount of mead in a gallon batch that
it takes to check SG a few times. I got one of the tiny (4") hydrometes but it doesn't really
have the spe...
Posted in thread: Brother Adam Mead on 01-04-2013 at 10:24 PM
Thanks for the correction, Fat Bloke. An erudite and edifying essay as always. How cool that
you managed a fieldtrip to the Abbey! I might try to order the D21. Our deep well water is
reeeeally hard a...
Posted in thread: Brother Adam Mead on 01-04-2013 at 12:48 AM
So I'm about to embark on Batch # 13 and thought, for luck, I'd try a traditional, a la Br.
Adam of Buckfast Abby. There is a nice essay he wrote on Mead : that I will try to follow as
best I can in ...
Posted in thread: Show Mead on 03-25-2012 at 02:30 AM
Finally found a recipe (several actually) in Schramms book that list yeast nutrient and yeast
energizer in his show meads. I guess if he thinks they're okay, they must be okay. Cheers!
Posted in thread: Show Mead on 03-23-2012 at 02:54 PM
Not to steal the thread. I'm a newbie and can't find the answer here or any of the books I've
purchased. Are yeast nutrient or citric acid legit additions for show mead. Or just